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1000 cow dairy farm owners recommend Allflex cow collars

AT A GLANCE

Marcel and Toni Boschma
Location: Martinborough, Wairarapa
1000 cow dairy farm, equity partnership
528 hectares

CHALLENGES

Reduce time spent on farm drafting cows for AB.
Inability to get off farm during busy periods.

BENEFITS

Accurate information.
Frees up time to spend off farm and enables a break during mating.
Ability to target specific cows that need attention.
More days in milk.
Lifestyle – better work/life balance.
Reduction in calving time.

Marcel and Toni Boschma gain instant, accurate and reliable information on their cows, and free up Marcel to spend more time off farm with his family, with Allflex collars.

Marcel Boschma, south of Martinborough

BACKGROUND

The Boschmas farm just south of Martinborough and are one of four owners in the equity partnership, formed on the 528ha property four years ago. They milk 1000 cows and operate a fully automated 60-bale rotary milking shed. They have been using collars for just over 12 months. In the past, the couple have been tied to the farm during mating, making it difficult to take a break and spend quality time with their family. Learning to trust the technology, targeting cows that need attention and focusing on cow health, means more days in milk and has already significantly reduced calving from 13 weeks down to nine.